Academic Support Network
Linking youth ministry education with real world youth ministry resources and training.
Youth Specialties and Zondervan are partnering with colleges and seminaries committed to youth ministry. We're dedicated to helping you teach those who've been called into the ministry of working with youth. That's why we've developed the YS Academic Support Network. It's a free program for accredited schools offering youth ministry as a majors or minor. See the benefits and requirements below. If you qualify, click the "Apply Now!" link at the bottom of the page to fill out our online application.
Training • textbooks • Resources
See the academic youth ministry series, with more to come!
For the professor:
- One free copy of all new Youth Specialties book releases only
A steep discount to all Youth Specialties events:
- National Youth Workers Convention: With a minimum of 5 students and one professor, the student's registration fee is $128 each and the professor's registration is free.
To secure your discount, register through the normal channels (on the Web site or with the brochure you get in the mail), and mention the YSASN Member Discount.
- A 50% discount on all Zondervan titles (limited to a quantity of one per ISBN).
- A free academic newsletter and other resources
- Free desk copies if you are considering a book as a text.
Benefits for the students majoring or minoring in youth ministry:
- A steep discount to all Youth Specialties events (see prof section above).
- Graduating seniors receive a one-time, unbelievable discount on any Youth Specialties/Zondervan product
Institutional Membership Requirements
- This program is limited to schools within the continental United States and Canada only
- To become a member, you must be a professor
- This program is limited to one professor per school
- Must offer a major or minor in Youth Ministry
- Must be North American accredited
- Must indicate your program's relationship with this program on the Youth Ministry section of your school Web site
- Must link to the Youth Specialties Web site
- Must annually distribute the Youth Specialties catalog to youth ministry students
- Must annually display Youth Specialties resources in the classroom